My lovely sister-in-law won me this camera tote by Jo Totes (though it appears to only be available in red now)! Not cluing me in, she entered a giveaway at MCP Actions that I had also entered in order to double my chances of winning. I received it earlier this week (thanks SO much! :-)). It has adjustable padded dividers in it so that you can configure it to your specs. The thing about it is, I knew it would be big, but I was very surprised at how HUGE it was! Certainly not something I would want to carry in addition to a handbag. So I decided I would try to make a zipper clutch that could hold some of my handbag basics and then some, but would be compact enough to stow within the tote. The result: not exactly stylish enough to carry alone as a clutch, but it certainly serves its purpose! I still struggle with some of the elements of a zipper pouch, but I'm going to keep making them (and if need be, ripping out the zippers of sub-par completed ones to reuse) until I can really put together something super-polished.
ETA: I taught myself how to make a zipper pouch researching crafty blogs all over the 'net. This tutorial is a pretty straightforward one.
thanks for stopping by! what began as a place to post art entries for illustration friday has become, more or less, just another blog where i share photos and other tidbits of my life, most oftentimes of my kiddo (M, p/k/a LO for "little one") because he *is* my life. oh, yeah... and i do still occasionally find time to post a doodle here and there.